New Volume? Accidentally formatted my hardrive :(

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amylocksy
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- Aug 24, 2017 at 08:28 PM
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- Aug 26, 2017 at 04:47 PM
Hello,

I was playing around with my hardrive as I tried to open it on my laptop. However, I accidentally clicked something, and now my hardrive's name is 'New Volume'. I've downloaded recovery softwares, but it says my stuff aren't deleted. However, my hardrive is completely empty.

Can somebody help me please?
Thanks in advance

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Ambucias
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Aug 25, 2017 at 04:37 AM
Hello Amy,

What exactly is your question? What is it that you wish to fix?

What is your operating system?

What is the make and model of your hard drive?
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Aug 26, 2017 at 04:47 PM
Do you have recent restorable backups on external media of your OS partition and your Data partition? If not, OS and Data recovery will:
-- be harder for sure
-- success chances - not sure

Did you install the recovery software onto the same HD you accidentally made into a New Volume? If so, data recovery success chances are going to be slimmer. I believe other forums, and this one, have advised end-users to:
-- download partition recovery software onto a 2nd computer and create a USB and/or a DVD boot
-- attempt to recover the original partition(s) with said software
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